Save the Bees Apple Trees

Save the Bees Apple Trees

Save the Bees Apple Trees

Save the Bees” initiative

Last year, we participated in the SuperValu Tidy Towns Save the Bees initiative, in association with the National Biodiversity Data Centre and the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan. Not only did we get to take part in a range of bee-related activities, we were also raising awareness and gaining a greater understanding of why bees are so important and why we need to save them.

Today, on behalf of Scally’s SuperValu in Clonakilty, Emma presented some of our GreenSchools Committee with 2 gorgeous Apple Trees for our participation in the programme.

Thank you Scally’s and Emma, we cannot wait to plant them and see what they produce in the future. laughing

 

Lego Building Competition

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Maths Week 2021

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Space Week 2021

We celebrated 'Space Week' from Monday  4th of October to Friday 8th of October last week.  This year, we introduced the "Space Booklet" for all pupils in our school. The Space booklet was packed full of space facts, information, puzzles, colouring sheets, and much...

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Dick Barrett Presentation

Dick Barrett Presentation

Dick Barrett Presentation

On Friday 14th October, 5th and 6th classes were given a fantastic presentation by local historian Michael O’Mahony, based on the life of Dick Barrett. Michael is a direct descendant and he provided us with an amazing insight to the life and death of Dick Barrett , who was a teacher, a soldier and a patriot.

Dick Barrett was born in the parish of Enniskeane and Desertserges in December 1889. He attended Knocks National School, which has now been closed for a number of years. At that time, Knockskeagh NS provided advanced classes for pupils who intended to pursue a career in the Civil Service, teaching or such professions. Dick finished 6th class in Knocks in 1904 and then transferred to Knockskeagh from 1904 to 1909. He was engaged in Knockskeagh as a monitor teacher during that time – they were students who were preparing for the Teaching Training College. Having completed his tenure in Knockskeagh, he secured a first grade scholarship for a two year course at De La Salle College, Waterford. Dick qualified as a teacher in 1913 with a First Class Diploma and was placed in the First Division by the Board of Education.

So, Knockskeagh played a huge role in his career and educational development.

Both 5th and 6th classes will be completing projects based on Dick Barrett over the next two months and the finished products will be put on display for us all to see in the school Halla in December.

Thank you Michael for your very informative visit, we look forward to getting started on the projects! smile

 

Lego Building Competition

Fifth class pupils Evan O Crowley and Odhran O Sullivan entered a Lego building competition run by Autism-Friendly Clonakilty recently. They loved every second of creating this building of what “My Clonakilty” looks like and worked extremely hard over these last few...

Energy Workshop

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Knockskeagh Podcast

Podcast: "The Story of Tojo"   2nd Class has been busy creating and recording their very first podcast recently. It is all about the visit of a spider monkey named Tojo to Clonakilty nearly 80 years ago. The podcast was recorded in Knockskeagh and produced by all...

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Maths Week 2021

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Space Week 2021

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Michael O’Mahony presentation on Dick Barrett

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Space Week 2022

Space Week 2022

Space Week 2022

Space week took off with a 3….2….1….BLAST OFF! 🚀🚀

We celebrated ‘Space Week’ from Monday 3rd of October to Friday 7th of October. 

Everyone was incredibly busy learning all about Space and making their own creations, ranging from aliens to rockets to spaceships to the galaxies. 🌍 ☄️🚀

We also used a “Space Booklet” for all pupils in our school. The Space booklet was packed full of space facts, information, puzzles, colouring sheets, and much more. During the week, the pupils worked on their booklets which led to some fascinating discussions about Space. 

As well as this there were many Space Week themed activities in all classes during ‘Space Week’ this year including; space engineering projects, art, poetry, experiments, space facts, and much more. 

Our school Space Walk is full of strange looking beings. 👽🧑‍🚀Here is a snapshot of some of the Space activities in the classes during Space Week 2022. 🚀

 

Lego Building Competition

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Podcast: "The Story of Tojo"   2nd Class has been busy creating and recording their very first podcast recently. It is all about the visit of a spider monkey named Tojo to Clonakilty nearly 80 years ago. The podcast was recorded in Knockskeagh and produced by all...

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We marked 'Maths Week' this week, from Monday  18th October to Friday 22nd October.   We have had a very busy week in Knockskeagh doing lots of different maths activities! We had maths games in the school hall on Monday, a ‘Maths Eyes’ trail finding 2D and 3D shapes...

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Junior Infants Space Aistear

Senior Infants Space Art and Aistear

2nd Class Space Art

6th Class Space Projects

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Fire Safety Visit

Fire Safety Visit

Fire Safety Visit

 

On Monday 3rd October, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th classes were given a fantastic presentation by local fireman, John O’Regan. John spoke about fire safety and how we all play an important part in promoting fire safety, whether we are at home, out playing with friends or what we can do if we come across a fire.

He answered questions about the Fire Station, the Fire Brigade that they travel in, the equipment he uses and John also spoke about his duties within the fire service.

Thank you Fireman John for your very enjoyable visit. smile

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Fireman John’s Safety Visit

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An Nuacht

An Nuacht

An Nuacht

An Nuacht

Tá an Nuacht ar áis! smile

Maith sibh! 👋

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Lego Building Competition

Fifth class pupils Evan O Crowley and Odhran O Sullivan entered a Lego building competition run by Autism-Friendly Clonakilty recently. They loved every second of creating this building of what “My Clonakilty” looks like and worked extremely hard over these last few...

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Knockskeagh Podcast

Podcast: "The Story of Tojo"   2nd Class has been busy creating and recording their very first podcast recently. It is all about the visit of a spider monkey named Tojo to Clonakilty nearly 80 years ago. The podcast was recorded in Knockskeagh and produced by all...

Science Week 2021

We marked 'Science Week' from Monday 8th to Friday 12th November last week.   There was a variety of science activities investigated and explored in each class this year including; a range of science experiments, bug hunts, science shows, our virtual Science Showcase,...

Maths Week 2021

We marked 'Maths Week' this week, from Monday  18th October to Friday 22nd October.   We have had a very busy week in Knockskeagh doing lots of different maths activities! We had maths games in the school hall on Monday, a ‘Maths Eyes’ trail finding 2D and 3D shapes...

Space Week 2021

We celebrated 'Space Week' from Monday  4th of October to Friday 8th of October last week.  This year, we introduced the "Space Booklet" for all pupils in our school. The Space booklet was packed full of space facts, information, puzzles, colouring sheets, and much...

Award of Science and Maths Excellence 2020/21

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